2022 CPS Research Symposium now open for registration
Registration is now open for the 2022 Center for Produce Safety Research Symposium.
It is scheduled for June 21-22, at the Hyatt Regency at La Jolla, in San Diego, CA.
A full list of funded research through 2021 can be found here. 2022 research grants will be announced at the symposium. The 2021 grants were:
|2021||AFECCT: Assessing filtration efficacy for Cyclospora control||$221,468||Benjamin Rosenthal, S.D.||USDA – ARS||Jitender P. Dubey, M.V.Sc., Ph.D., Mark C. Jenkins, Ph.D., Manan Sharma, Ph.D., Kalmia E. Kniel, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Assessing Romaine lettuce “Forward Processing” for potential impacts on EHEC growth, antimicrobial susceptibility, and infectivity||$399,743||Xiangwu Nou, Ph.D||USDA – ARS||Yaguang Luo, Ph.D., Patricia Millner, Ph. D., Shirley Micallef, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Assessing the potential for production practices to impact dry bulb onion safety||$388,095||Joy Waite-Cusic, Ph.D.||Oregon State University||Stuart Reitz, Ph.D., Faith Critzer, Ph.D., Tim Waters, Ph.D., Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Cross-contamination risks in dry environments||$208,808||Nitin Nitin, Ph.D.||University of California, Davis||Linda J. Harris, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Cyclospora cayetanensis monitoring in agricultural water||$159,032||Lia Stanciu-Gregory, Ph.D.||Purdue University||Amanda Deering, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Microbial characterization of irrigation waters using rapid, inexpensive and portable next generation sequencing technologies||$322,942||Kerry Cooper, Ph.D.||University of Arizona||Kelly Bright, Ph.D., Channah Rock, Ph.D., Walter Betancourt, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Practical application of superheated steam to harvesting, processing, and produce packing tools and equipment||$396,178||Abby Snyder, Ph.D.||Cornell University||V.M. Balasubramaniam, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Quantifying risk associated with changes in EHEC physiology during post-harvest pre-processing stages of leafy green production||$328,442||Teresa Bergholz, Ph.D.||Michigan State University||Jade Mitchell, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Strategic approaches to mitigate Salmonella contamination of bulb onions||$408,522||Vijay Joshi, Ph.D.||Texas A&M AgriLife Research||Castillo Alejandro, Ph.D., Daniel Leskovar, Ph.D., Subas Malla, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Survival of Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella on surfaces found in the dry packinghouse environment and effectiveness of dry-cleaning processes on pathogen reduction||$190,272||Paul L. Dawson, Ph.D.||Clemson University||Kay Cooksey, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2022|
|2021||Towards a holistic assessment of the food-safety risks imposed by wild birds||$370,123||Daniel Karp, Ph.D.||University of California, Davis||Jeffery McGarvey, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
|2021||Validation study for the tree-fruit industry: effective strategies to sanitize harvest bins and picking bags||$262,648||Valentina Trinetta, Ph.D.||Kansas State University||Faith Critzer, Ph.D., Umut Yucel, Ph.D., Manreet Bhullar, Ph.D., Londa Nwadike, Ph.D.||1/1/2022 – 12/31/2023|
For more information or to register, visit the CPS Research Symposium event page.
- Grower, Packer/Shipper, Processor, Food Service, Retail, Trade Association or Supplier.
- Universities and private research institutions.
- Regulatory and governing entities.
There is a $25 administrative processing fee for any cancellation or refund. Full registration refund is guaranteed up to April 30. A 50 percent refund willbe given from May 1 – June 14. Registrations received after June 14 are non-refundable.
The Center for Produce Safety is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. CPS is a collaborative partnership that leverages the combined expertise of industry, government and the scientific and academic communities to focus on providing research needed to continually enhance food safety. This level of collaboration allows CPS to fill the knowledge gaps on produce food safety and address both research priorities and immediate industry needs.
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